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El Carajo

2465 S.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, FL 33145
305.856.2424
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Ranked #115 of 3,613 restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

What a unique place - at the back of a petrol station but with 2,500 bottles of wine to choose from and great tapas food there was nothing not to love! Buying wine at retail prices and paying just $10 corkage made it affordable and the atmosphere and staff were great. Definitely not one to miss!

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This small but unique Spaniard bistro/bakery located inside a "gas station"? definitely has a special touch from Spain. It offers and serves genuine Spaniard dishes with a flavor that has no match. The wine selection is huge and can please the most sophisticated customer. Service is efficient and prompt. Waiters are very aware of the dishes served and their preparation.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I found this restaurant on my recent trip to Miami by using the Tripadvisor app. According to the app, this restaurant was ranked among top 10 in Miami (out of over 1,000). This is a Spanish tapas and wine bar, located at a gas station behind a wine store, nothing fancy, but once you step into the restaurant space, it... More

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Miami, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I had the best time at this place. It was a surprise to find this little restaurant inside a Deli into a Gas station.. It had to be in Miami where anything is possible. If you are in Miami go there! don;t miss it. It is a local thing and a lot of fun and delicious flavors you won't forget.... More

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Marshall, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stopped for gas and found this jewel on the inside, had dinner on our last night in Miami and was not disappointed, food and atmosphere was outstanding!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

El Carajo (The Crow's Nest) serves wonderful tapas and offers an extraordinarily fine selection of wines. To get there, however, you really do have to go into the gas station. As you make your way through the Coconut Grove section of Miami, just a block or so off U.S. Route 1, you arrive at what looks like a perfectly ordinary... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This restaurant is a real find...when you find it. It is in the gas station and not well marked. The food is incredible with a wine list to match. There is something for everyone on the menu.

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Hopkinton, NH
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Excellent service and food. We had the chorizo, fried chickpeas and meat platter. The skirt steak was excellent.

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Lousiville, KY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My wife and had lunch at El Carajo after visiting Vizcaya. First, the tapas were delicious. The place is very nice and the people were friendly and the service was great! Second, finding it was a little difficult. The GPS said we passed it. We returned and didn't see it. I called and the person who answered said we are... More

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Homestead, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What can I say but I even sent in an invitation to Guy Fieri at Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives to come and enjoy a great little off the wall restaurant that offers great food, great wine (excellent value and only $10 corkage fee) and an atmosphere like no other. If you want to go on a weekend better make reservations.... More

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